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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 1957 (Photo: wikicommons/ABC Television)

Because of the observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Stand for Israel is suspending activity through January 21. We’ll be back on Tuesday, January 22 — and rest assured, if any critically important developments related to Israel come up, we’ll be here to let you know about them. Thank you for standing for Israel!

In honor of this great man of faith, here is Rabbi Eckstein's message this week commemorating Dr. King's legacy:

In his 1963 address to the National Conference of Christians and Jews, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., issued a clear challenge to people of faith:

We must affirm that every human life is a reflex of divinity, and every act of injustice mars and defaces the image of God in man. The undergirding philosophy of segregation is diametrically opposed to the undergirding philosophy of our Judeo-Christian heritage, and all the dialectics of the logicians cannot make them lie down together.

Note that Dr. King was addressing Christians and Jews, who he saw as natural allies. United by “the undergirding philosophy of our Judeo-Christian heritage,” members of both faiths were duty-bound to join together in the fight against the evil of racial segregation...

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